79th Street Boat Basin to Receive $90 Million in a Total Reconstruction, with Anticipated Reopening Moved to 2028

 

 

 

79th Street Boat Basin

Update (June 2023) With the marina deemed unsafe and vacated in 2021, the renovation has come to a screeching halt. Read excellent article on why in West Side Rag.  Update June, 2024 – the project is back on track.

NYC Parks announced the total reconstruction of the 80-year old West 79th Street Boat Basin in Riverside Park. The New York City Economic Development Corporation-managed project will make the historic marina climate resilient, enable more ecological research and education, and expand access for boaters. As part of the project, the entire site will be dredged to enable vessels to navigate the marina at all tidal cycles. The $89.2 million project is funded by $60.9 million from Mayor Bill de Blasio and $28.3 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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